Schizophrenia is one among the psychological disorders which affect the person’s thinking and acts. People with schizophrenia have the difficulty in distinguishing between what is real and what is imaginary
This new discovery would allow scientists to more accurately predict mental illness and to develop strategies to prevent or reduce its occurrence by improving the health and resiliency of the placenta. For the new study, the researchers analysed over 2,800 adult individuals, 2,038 of whom had schizophrenia, of various ethnic backgrounds from four countries, including the U.S., Europe and Asia. All had undergone genetic testing and were surveyed for obstetrical history information.
“The surprising results of this study make the placenta the center piece of a new realm of biological investigation related to how genes and the environment interact to alter the trajectory of human brain development,” said Weinberger.